Steven Holl, Obolin

“The presence of light is the most fundamental connecting force of the universe.” Steven Holl, Parallax, 2000 Obolin celebrates the scientific and psychological effects of light and space. The sculpture was named by Holl’s four-year-old daughter Io Helene, who, when asked what Obolin means, replied: “it means anything you want it to mean.” Fabricated from…

COLORFUL REOPENING AT LISSON GALLERY IN NYC

Lisson Gallery reopened its New York galleries with an exhibition of 17 of its artists, exploring chromatic themes in their work as well as the aesthetics and emotions related to color – towards an attempt at perceptual recalibration. This group exhibition looks at re-setting and re-establishing our habits of looking at art, focusing on the…

Liu Xiaodong: Spring in New York

Liu Xiaodong, the usually itinerant Chinese painter, has been situated in New York City under lockdown since the middle of February, unable to travel back to his home in Beijing. From a small New York apartment, the artist has made a series of watercolour paintings documenting the changing landscape of the city over the past…

RICHARD LONG AT LISSON GALLERY

For his first exhibition at Lisson Gallery in New York, Richard Long presents a selection of works which illustrate the four key facets of his practice — sculpture, photography, text work and mud works — and their symbolic significance. Renowned for his travels and ability to transform a journey into a work of art, Long…

ROY DEFOREST VENUS OVER MANHATTAN

Roy De Forest’s freewheeling vision, treasured for its combination of dots, dogs, and fantastical voyages, made him a pillar of Northern California’s artistic community for more than fifty years. Born in 1930 to migrant farmers in North Platte, Nebraska, De Forest and his family fled the dust bowl for Washington State, where he grew up…

VINTAGE NEW YORK

State of the Arts NYC selected some vintage photographs of NYC to share. Experiencing a crisis, will prompt folks to look at the past. These urbanscapes hopefully will gives a moment to pause and reflect on our city and where we wish to go moving forward. Below we describe the photos from George P. Hall…

The Breath of Clay: The Life of Koichiro Isezaki’s Contemporary Bizen

  I am not an artist that thinks about the definition of tradition while making [my art]. We are tradition, we are a part of it. It’s not in the past. We live and continue through it.” – Koichiro Isezaki Bizen is characterized by significant hardness due to high temperature firing, its earthen-like, reddish-brown color,…

MIRA DANCY, FRANCE-LISE MCGURN & CLARE WOODS

Connected through an interest in figurative representation, the exhibition brings together three artists who present the body in unconventional ways, each exploring contemporary issues surrounding gender, sexuality, society and politics, as well as addressing the long and problematic history of the male gaze. The submissive female subject typically depicted reclining, seated or kneeling, is one…

USELESS FLOWERS EXHIBITION

Fisher Parrish Gallery is presenting Useless Flowers, a two-person exhibition of paintings and sculptural works by New York artists Caitlin MacBride and Sam Stewart. The form of a bonnet is a point of common connection for MacBride’s oil paintings and Stewart’s sculptural lamps. In Useless Flowers, each artist focused on bonnets worn by the Shakers, a…

MEN ARE DIFFERENT, THOUGH THEY LOOK ALIKE

Perrotin in the Lowwer East Side just opened Amadoda Akafani, Afana Ngeentshebe Zodwa (men are different, though they look alike), an exhibition of 28 new paintings by Cape Town based artist Cinga Samson, marking the artist’s first solo exhibition at Perrotin. Cinga Samson was born in Cape Town in 1986, and grew up between the…

JOAN MITCHELL AND GRACE HARTIGAN AT TIBER PRESS

Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is presenting  an exhibit of silkscreen prints by Joan Mitchell and Grace Hartigan during their time at the Tiber Press in the late 1950’s. On view are some rare proofs by Joan Mitchell and prints by Grace Hartigan from “Salute”, a collaboration between the artist and poet James Schuyler. Also on…

EDITH HALPERT

Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art featured approximately 100 works of American modern and folk art that passed through Halpert’s Downtown Gallery. Highlights from Halpert’s acclaimed personal collection, reassembled for the first time since its landmark sale in 1973, was on view. Edith Gregoryevna Fivoosiovitch (1900–1970) was born to a Jewish family in…